AB TECH Construction
Management Program is now showing a 25’ x 50’, student built 1250
square feet single story sustainable modular home.
The construction principals used received an acknowledgement by the
Asheville Meteorological Society for environmental stewardship in 2007.
Asheville Citizen Times gave AB TECH an “A” rating on
its opinion page in March, 2007 for working on a home that meets NC
Healthy Built Home Initiative at an affordable price. Most recently in
October, 2007, the home was featured in the Asheville Parade of Solar
Homes sponsored by the Western North Carolina Green Council. The modular
constructed home, not yet located on a lot, features natural day lighting,
regional recycled materials, non-toxic materials, low voltage
illumination, flexible rooms and furnishings to reduce costs over the
life-cycle of the home.
An open floor plan gives
the modest spaces an open and elegant feel. Custom built features include:
tray ceiling, barrel vault cedar hallway, built in bookshelves, movable
wardrobes, custom breakfast bar-top, low-e Anderson Windows, walk-in
closet in Master Bedroom, natural earthen plaster walls in Master Bedroom,
bamboo flooring throughout, Icynene insulation in exterior walls, a large
area provided for attic storage, custom art entry door, and many more
Built to last, all
sheathing products are glued and nailed, box headers provide R- 20 without
compromising structural integrity. The
design of the house allows for placement on smaller city lots. Ceilings
and walls are covered with ½” drywall, moisture resistant drywall in
bathrooms. The large Living Room features birch paneled walls with cedar
trim details and 9’ ceilings with transom windows. This room also
includes two 6’ Anderson gliding glass doors and a “flex” wall which
can be opened to convert the three bedroom home to a two bedroom floor plan with a
larger Living Room area. Two full bathrooms add extra luxury.
The home will be sold 90% complete with electrical
wiring/illumination and plumbing fixtures. Purchaser/ Owner will be
responsible (and required for NCHBH) to install ceiling (R-40 or better)
and floor insulation (R-19 or better). Kitchen
cabinets are maple “Kraft-Maid” and will come installed (appliances by
Owner to meet Energy Star). The
home has met and exceeds City of Asheville Building Codes.
Rough inspection reports will be provided to purchaser.
A list of house moving companies will be provided to bidders at
Energy Star, modeled by
Vandemusser Design, LLC.
NC Healthy Built Home
Moody @ AB TECH
to the Colbond Plant Site
Located inside the
Colbond, Inc. facility at 1301 Sand Hill Road, Enka, NC 28728. Arriving
from I-40 and Smoky Mountain parkway turn left onto Sand Hill road proceed
past the AB TECH Campus. At the second stoplight, turn and proceed to the main gate.